In his speech last week at the State Department, Obama called for Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations to begin based on the boundaries that existed on the eve of June 1967 Arab-Israeli War
Netanyahu emphatically vowed Israel would never return to its 1967 borders and laid down a set of non-negotiable conditions for peace talks -- a day after Obama called on Israel to accept a return to territorial lines in place before the 1967 Arab-Israeli war
, with mutual land swaps with Palestinians to frame a secure peace.
Even his regrettable attempt at appeasing Israel with a significant arms and financial deal had failed to prompt the right-wing Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to abandon its colonial expansion into the Palestinian territories, occupied after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that negotiations with Israel cannot move forward without Israel acknowledging Palestine's 1967 borders which existed prior to the 1967 Arab-Israeli war
, the Jordanian daily AD DUSTOUR reported Friday.
Talbieh was one of the six "emergency" camps set up in 1968 for Palestine refugees and displaced persons who left the West Bank and Gaza Strip as a result of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war
. There are currently over ten official Palestine refugee camps in the Kingdom.
The Palestinians want any talks to continue from negotiations with the previous administration, which were said to be based on the return of territory roughly equal to the entire West Bank, which Israel occupied in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war
. Mr Mitchell's visit has been further complicated by Mr Netanyahu's announcement on Wednesday that Israel would insist on a presence on the east of a future Palestinian state, in order to prevent the smuggling of rockets which could be used to target it.
900 homes are being built on West Bank land occupied in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war
The other ship to cross on Tuesday, the Eilat, was named after a destroyer sunk by Egypt with the loss of 47 lives shortly after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war
, the source said.
Netanyahu has so far resisted calls to freeze settlement expansion on land Israel captured in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war
These concepts are not so different from those outlined in United Nations Security Council Resolution 242, passed five months after the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war
. That was 41 years ago, but peace is always better late than never.
Dispute centers on a segment in which Israeli soldiers in the elite Shaked battalion appear to confess to having killed unarmed Egyptian prisoners during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war
Security Council Resolution 242, passed after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war
and repeatedly reaffirmed, calling for a ''just and lasting peace in which every state in the area can live in security.''